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Martin O'Neill press conference LIVE: Ireland boss previews crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales as Red Army ... - WalesOnline;

Martin O'Neill press conference LIVE: Ireland boss previews crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales as Red Army ... - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineMartin O'Neill press conference LIVE: Ireland boss previews crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales as Red Army ...WalesOnlineRepublic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill will address the gathered media at the Irish training base today, with the mammoth World Cup qualifying tie on the horizon. Welsh fans are already arriving in the Irish capital in their droves, ready to cheer ...and more »

Ireland v Wales: The game in numbers - BreakingNews.ie;

Ireland v Wales: The game in numbers - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieIreland v Wales: The game in numbersBreakingNews.ieMartin O'Neill's injury-hit Republic of Ireland squad face Wales in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin on Friday night. Ireland sit proudly at the top of Group D, four points better off than the Euro 2016 semi-finalists, but O'Neill will need to marshal ...and more »

Ireland have confidence to overcome Wales, says Ward - euronews;

Ireland have confidence to overcome Wales, says Ward - euronews

euronewsIreland have confidence to overcome Wales, says Wardeuronews(Reuters) – Ireland are comfortably placed at the top of their World Cup qualifying group and defender Stephen Ward has said the team are confident they can beat Wales in Friday's match and increase their advantage. Ireland have won three and drawn one ...and more »

Republic of Ireland are letting the good times roll, says Ward - Belfast Telegraph;

Republic of Ireland are letting the good times roll, says Ward - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphRepublic of Ireland are letting the good times roll, says WardBelfast TelegraphStephen Ward has challenged the Republic of Ireland to pile pressure on Wales when the sides meet tomorrow night with three precious World Cup qualifying points at stake. A depleted Republic host the Euro 2016 semi-finalists in Dublin sitting pretty at ...and more »

If Ireland can keep Gareth Bale shackled, Wales will have nothing to scare us - The Irish Sun;

If Ireland can keep Gareth Bale shackled, Wales will have nothing to scare us - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunIf Ireland can keep Gareth Bale shackled, Wales will have nothing to scare usThe Irish SunTHIS could well come back to bite me on the backside but this is not a vintage Wales side. Yes, they got to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but things change quickly in football and, since then, they have won just one of their four competitive games ...and more »

Republic of Ireland v Wales Betting: Boys in green set to slay dragons - Goal.com;

Republic of Ireland v Wales Betting: Boys in green set to slay dragons - Goal.com

Goal.comRepublic of Ireland v Wales Betting: Boys in green set to slay dragonsGoal.comRepublic of Ireland can consolidate their fine start to their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign with a win against Wales. Martin O'Neill's men opened the campaign with a battling draw against Serbia and Ireland have since moved to the top of their ...and more »

Anxious. Obsessive. Closed - We've become hopelessly one-tracked in our thinking about Gareth Bale - Irish Independent;

Anxious. Obsessive. Closed - We've become hopelessly one-tracked in our thinking about Gareth Bale - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentAnxious. Obsessive. Closed - We've become hopelessly one-tracked in our thinking about Gareth BaleIrish IndependentGareth Bale will know by now that he has begun to occupy Irish imaginations in the way the drone of an incoming bomber might distract a war-time street. We don't see a Welsh team coming to Dublin to mine the World Cup road tomorrow. We see Bale.and more »

Ronan O'Gara perfectly sums up what Roy Keane means to the people of Cork - SportsJOE.ie;

Ronan O'Gara perfectly sums up what Roy Keane means to the people of Cork - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieRonan O'Gara perfectly sums up what Roy Keane means to the people of CorkSportsJOE.ieRoy Keane's tale of success is one of pure inspiration, particularly to those in his homeland. One of the words that gets thrown around a lot when discussion the former Republic of Ireland captain is professionalism. Keano wasn't born with talent, he ...and more »

'Hit him' - Assistant boss Keane's plan to stop Gareth Bale - Irish Independent;

'Hit him' - Assistant boss Keane's plan to stop Gareth Bale - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'Hit him' - Assistant boss Keane's plan to stop Gareth BaleIrish IndependentRoy Keane has urged Ireland's players to use their brains when it comes to stopping Gareth Bale on Friday - but do not to be afraid to use some brawn either. The £85m Wales star is the main threat facing Ireland in the World Cup qualifier at the Aviva ...and more »

Stephen Ward says Irish teamwork must stifle Bale threat - Irish Times;

Stephen Ward says Irish teamwork must stifle Bale threat - Irish Times

Irish TimesStephen Ward says Irish teamwork must stifle Bale threatIrish TimesFew things must inspire confidence in a player than being rolled out for press duty and being asked in a tone that clearly suggests impending disaster just how you are going to deal with a star opponent. Stephen Ward came equipped yesterday with the ...and more »

Gareth Bale Seeks World Cup Lift-off Against Ireland - News18;

Gareth Bale Seeks World Cup Lift-off Against Ireland - News18

News18Gareth Bale Seeks World Cup Lift-off Against IrelandNews18London: Gareth Bale's Wales hope to recapture the spirit of Euro 2016 when they attempt to revive their flagging World Cup qualifying campaign against Ireland in Dublin on Friday. Having stunned Europe by reaching the semi-finals of last year's ...and more »

Jeff Hendrick aiming to shine for Ireland as he grows in confidence at Burnley - Lancashire Telegraph;

Jeff Hendrick aiming to shine for Ireland as he grows in confidence at Burnley - Lancashire Telegraph

Lancashire TelegraphJeff Hendrick aiming to shine for Ireland as he grows in confidence at BurnleyLancashire TelegraphJEFF Hendrick believes he has grown in confidence during his first Premier League season with Burnley as he settles into life at Turf Moor. The 24-year-old was a club record signing for the Clarets back in August as he made the £10million switch from ...and more »

Europe back to business on road to 2018 World Cup - Malay Mail Online;

Europe back to business on road to 2018 World Cup - Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail OnlineEurope back to business on road to 2018 World CupMalay Mail OnlineWales' and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale during training in Madrid February 14, 2017. — Reuters pic PARIS, March 23 — Qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russia ramps up again this weekend in Europe, as the group stages reach the halfway point and ...and more »

Roy and pain as Keane lets rip - 11versus11;

Roy and pain as Keane lets rip - 11versus11

11versus11Roy and pain as Keane lets rip11versus11Owing to his job as assistant coach with the Republic of Ireland, this week's World Cup qualifying fixtures mean viewers will have to make do without one of television's more watchable pundits, Roy Keane. The former Manchester United captain must swap ...and more »

Gareth Bale nearly joined Wolves - Herald Keeper - Herald Keeper;

Gareth Bale nearly joined Wolves - Herald Keeper - Herald Keeper

Herald KeeperGareth Bale nearly joined Wolves - Herald KeeperHerald KeeperRoy Keane says that the Republic of Ireland don't have "a particular plan" to deal with Gareth Bale when they play Wales on Friday, but insists that the Irish ...and more »

Respect Gareth Bale, says Stephen Ward, but don't forget to play - Irish Examiner;

Respect Gareth Bale, says Stephen Ward, but don't forget to play - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerRespect Gareth Bale, says Stephen Ward, but don't forget to playIrish ExaminerThe more you talk to Republic of Ireland players ahead of tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Wales the more obvious it is the fixation on Gareth Bale is centred outside the home team's camp rather than within it. The Welshman's abilities aren't up ...and more »

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters 'fresh and ready to go' ahead of World Cup qualifier with rivals Wales - Daily Mail;

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters 'fresh and ready to go' ahead of World Cup qualifier with rivals Wales - Daily Mail

Daily MailRepublic of Ireland striker Jon Walters 'fresh and ready to go' ahead of World Cup qualifier with rivals WalesDaily MailInjury worries gathered around other players, but the most reassuring words spoken in the Republic of Ireland squad this week were issued by Jonathan Walters. 'I'm fresh and ready to go,' he announced. And he will be needed. At 33 years of age, and two ...and more »

Our film could be Ireland's team-talk, says Allen - The Times (subscription);

Our film could be Ireland's team-talk, says Allen - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Our film could be Ireland's team-talk, says AllenThe Times (subscription)Joe Allen can only imagine the curdling of indignation inside Roy Keane, the Republic of Ireland assistant manager, when a documentary film of Wales's unforgettable summer at Euro 2016 was given the full red-carpet treatment in London and Cardiff ...and more »

Ireland and Burnley defender Stephen Ward never thought his international career was over as he always believed in ... - The Irish Sun;

Ireland and Burnley defender Stephen Ward never thought his international career was over as he always believed in ... - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunIreland and Burnley defender Stephen Ward never thought his international career was over as he always believed in ...The Irish SunSTEPHEN WARD never believed his Ireland career was over — because he preferred to look on the Bright side. Now, the Burnley defender, 31, is dreaming of even better days ahead. Stephen Ward will play at left-back Stephen Ward. Ward replaced Kevin ...and more »

Ronan O'Gara passionately defends Roy Keane's blunt response to very silly suggestion - SportsJOE.ie;

Ronan O'Gara passionately defends Roy Keane's blunt response to very silly suggestion - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieRonan O'Gara passionately defends Roy Keane's blunt response to very silly suggestionSportsJOE.ieInsult one of Ireland's greatest ever sportspeople, don't expect him to take too kindly to it. Particularly when he has a history of snapping at journalists. Dion Fanning recounted a Roy Keane anecdote on SportsJOE Live sponsored by Screwfix.ie. Ahead ...and more »